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ericduveau
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-03-2011
Location: France

compatibility with linux Desktop

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Dear All,

 

I would like to tell to Tomtom Developers that I regret to see that the lastest products are stlll not manageable from a Linux Desktop.

 

As for me I am using an ubuntu 10.10.

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jrweb
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Registered: ‎01-03-2011
Location: Canada

Re: compatibility with linux Desktop

Good luck with that.

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newbeewan
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Registered: ‎03-03-2011
Location: France

Re: compatibility with linux Desktop

Hi,

 

Unfortunaltely, there isn't seem to have any effort from Tomtom to bring tomtom home usable under linux desktop !

 

I think this is only a political more than technical problem because tomtom home is made with portable technology (mozilla XUL) known to run under linux...

The only missed software part is the detection module to detect correctly your tomtom...

 

There are some effort in wine (http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7711) to emulate windows usb detection, but without success for now...

 

Regards

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RobC
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎04-03-2011
Location: United Kingdom

Re: compatibility with linux Desktop

another vote for an Ubuntu port here.  I certainly wouldn't rely on anything using Wine with the current 64bit release (10.10) so I'd also appreciate a native Linux version.

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Theo
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Registered: ‎07-03-2011
Location: United Kingdom

Re: compatibility with linux Desktop

I would like to add my vote for Linux compatibility.  If people knew about Ubuntu they wouldn't wish to go back to Windows!

 

T

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colm
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Registered: ‎03-03-2011
Location: Ireland

Re: compatibility with linux Desktop

To be honest, I don't think there would be enough of a demand  for that platform.

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Theo
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Registered: ‎07-03-2011
Location: United Kingdom

Re: compatibility with linux Desktop

 


colm wrote:

To be honest, I don't think there would be enough of a demand  for that platform.


 

I think that's largely a matter of marketing.  If people experienced Ubuntu they would soon be convinced.  Just being able to shut down in about 2 seconds is an important consideration for me.  Being able to get up and running in about 20 seconds means that I am happy to shut down as soon as I have finished one job and not waste energy leaving the computer on and doing nothing.

 

T

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RobC
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Registered: ‎04-03-2011
Location: United Kingdom

Re: compatibility with linux Desktop

and yet companies such as dell offer Linux systems as an alternative to Windows.  I think you might be surprised how many people choose Linux based op systems in preference to Microshaft

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colm
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Registered: ‎03-03-2011
Location: Ireland

Re: compatibility with linux Desktop

I might me.. But for a GSP device aimed at the end user I would be surprised if the percentage was significant enough .

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DaleAnderson
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Registered: ‎01-04-2011
Location: South Africa

Re: compatibility with linux Desktop

Just another Linux user wanting a Linux version of Home on my Dell!

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